[Owasp-board] FW: Membership Question

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Mon Jan 7 20:56:42 UTC 2008

Hey - here's a good boundary case.  This organization is clearly not a 501c3
not-for-profit.  What do you all think?  Here's the relevant part of the
Membership page.

Membership Category 


Annual Membership Fee 

Individual Members

Individuals who support OWASP's mission and would like to provide financial
support to our efforts. 

$100 USD 

Educational and Non-Profit Members 

 <http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html> Accredited
<http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.asp> educational institutions
and government-approved non-profit organizations that would like to use
OWASP materials in their courses, research, or other educational purposes.

$250 USD 

End-User Organization Members 

End-user organizations that use OWASP Materials within their organization.
Organizations with 100 or more employees are considered large. 

Small (<100) - $2,000 USD 

Large (100+) - $7,000 USD 

Consulting Organization Members 

Organizations with employees that provide information security consulting,
training, or auditing services and use OWASP Materials in their services or
marketing. Organizations with 10 or more consultants are considered large. 

Small (<10) - $3,000 USD 

Large (10+) - $8,000 USD 

Vendor Organization Members 

Software vendors that market security products or other software and use
OWASP Materials in their products or marketing. 

$9,000 USD 

My vote is to tell them to join as individuals or they can join for $7000.
Shame on them for not supporting us J



From: David G STAUFFER [mailto:David.G.Stauffer at state.or.us] 
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 2:09 PM
To: owasp at owasp.org
Subject: Membership Question


I had attended the OWASP conference in San Jose this year and I had
questioned one of your staff about joining. I received some information from
him stating that my organization could join at the $250 membership fee. I
work for the State of Oregon - Department of Human Services. We are a
government entity and as such are a non-profit organization. We would like
to become members but there is no way that we could afford the $7,000 fee in
our budget. I just wanted to confirm that we could join at the $250 rate.
Thank You.


David G. Stauffer  CISSP, CISA
Senior Security Analyst
DHS Information Security Office 
Phone: (503) 945-8868
Blackberry: (503) 269-4552
Email: David.G.Stauffer at state.or.us

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